september, 2016

20sep7:00 pm- 9:50 pmRocco and his brothersItalian Cultural Institute

Event Details

Salon Italia – In Italian with English subtitles

Introduction and post screening discussion with Nick Walker

Director: Luchino Visconti

Cast: Alain Delon, Renato Salvatori, Annie Girardot, Claudia Cardinale.

Drama, B/W ,168 min

Having recently been uprooted to Milan, Rocco and his four brothers each look for a new way in life when a prostitute comes between Rocco and his brother Simone. The film’s score was composed by Nino Rota.

Luchino Visconti (November 2, 1906 Milan – March 17, 1976 Rome). Luchino Visconti di Modrone was a director and writer, known for Rocco and His Brothers (1960), Death in Venice (1971) andThe Leopard (1963) whose realistic treatment of individuals caught in the conflicts of modern society contributed significantly to the post-World War II revolution in Italian filmmaking. He would soon became a major figure in the Italian neorealist cinematic movement. Neorealism was characterized by an unadorned and truthful depiction of lower–class life. Neorealist directors and their films demonstrated a pronounced social consciousness through concern with lower–class individuals and families and their hardships. The neorealist style was starkly realistic, and depended on film techniques such as long, unbroken takes. He also established himself as an innovative theatrical and opera director.

Free event, booking essential


(Tuesday) 7:00 pm - 9:50 pm


Italian Cultural Institute

39 Belgrave Square Belgravia, London SW1X 8NX UK

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